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Archive: Month: March 2020

March 4, 2020

I learned a lesson early about the importance of the words I use in taking care of patients. I’m not sure where I learned it, but the value of the lesson became quite apparent in this one patient encounter. Setting:  I was on-call for my small private pediatric group and was called to see an […]

Dr. Lisa Cinar serves on the  Board of Directors, acting as MNAAP’s chapter climate advocate. She has been an AAP member since 2006 and joined MNAAP in 2016. Dr. Cinar answered these questions from Minnesota Pediatrician as part of our quarterly member spotlight. What does a typical work day look like for you? As a […]

By Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni Medical devices available for children are approximately a decade behind those available in the adult market. This innovation gap results in families and health care providers frequently improvising or making due with inadequate products across the spectrum of healthcare from intensive care to home health. An example of this disparity is […]

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) methods, which include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the etonogestrel implant, are the first-line birth control methods recommended for adolescents. However, their use extends far beyond contraception alone.  This article will review medical indications of LARCs for non-contraceptive use. Adolescents with dysmenorrhea, anemia and bleeding disorders Many adolescents experience heavy, painful […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to adopt the following policies for Office Visits effective January 1, 2021: Separate payment for the five levels of Office Visit CPT codes, as revised by the CPT Editorial Panel effective January 1, 2021, and resurveyed by the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update […]

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